Ryan Phillippe talks about food throwing incident & daughter’s fear of paparazzi

Ryan Phillippe was on Conan O’Brien on Friday night to promote his new film, Stop Loss. Like his appearance on “The Tonight Show,” his interview was chock full of quotable moments. I’m not a huge fan of the guy but after watching these recent interviews he seems like less of a jerk to me than I previously assumed.

On the paparazzi trailing him
Conan showed a hot photo of Ryan lifting up his shirt to wipe his face while working out, and Ryan said that the paparazzi follow him every day even though he has the same boring routine.

“My friends will say to me, ‘you are not that interesting,’ and I tell them ‘this is what I think every time I see a camera pointing at me in public.’ They must make money.”

On his food-throwing incident with the paparazzi
Conan showed the photo of Ryan with a towel over his head throwing what looks like a 1/2 eaten burger.

Ryan identified the food as a breakfast jack from Jack In The Box and said that the photographer blocked his car after he went through the drive through.

“The pen me in at the drive through… I don’t know, but you get a little bit tempted to hit the accelerator… every once in a while I lose my cool and throw food.”

On his kids and the paparazzi
Conan: “Do they understand when people are taking pictures of you and stuff? Does that bother them?”

Ryan: “The whole point is to try to minimize that… My daughter [Ava, 8] gets a little anxious. My son [Deacon, 4] it kind of goes over his head. It is kind of nerve-wracking to have large men, some of who have prison records, pointing long [lenses] it’s kind of intimidating.”

On the title of his film, Stop Loss
Ryan then explained the title of his new film Stop Loss, which means to stop a soldiers legitimate “loss” of service. After fulfilling a tour of duty honorably, soldiers are sent back and told they can’t get out of the Army. Ryan says that “to be told you’ve got to turn around and go back to what essentially is a hellish environment, has got to be beyond anything that you or I will ever… you know.”

Ryan was on Howard Stern’s radio show on Thursday and he talked about his ex wife’s relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. He said “He’s a good dude. I love [Reese] and I want her to be happy, and it seems like she is.”

Stop Loss is out in the US on Friday. Ryan is doing a great job promoting the film, which seems to have an important message.

Here’s his interview on Conan, thanks to clipper Monkeyboy on Redlasso.

Ryan Phillippe is shown outside Good Morning America on Friday, thanks to Splash News.

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  1. headache says:

    As a military wife let me clarify that stop losses are not sudden or surprising nor do they involve sending someone back to iraq immediately upon returning.

    As for Ryan, I’ve said it before. I don’t really have any bad juju towards the man. His marriage just didn’t work out. That’s often what happens when you marry young and knocked up.

    I feel for poor Ava though. It has to be confusing for a little girl.

  2. Bodhi says:

    I’ve always really like him & I think all the negative stuff about him is crap. Marriages fail all the time, why should celeb ones be any different? He is a really good dad & he & Reece are working hard to make sure that the kids come first.

    And if my hypothetical children & I were being stalked by the paparazzi, I’d do a whole lots worse than throw my breakfast at them

  3. Syko says:

    Bodhi and headache, again you have taken the words right out of my mouth.

    Thanks for the eye candy, though, CB!

  4. Scott F says:

    I understand his feelings about the paps, and could honestly say I’d do much worse in his shoes. I mean, blocking someone at a drivethrough? If I had his kind of money and could just buy a new car at will, you’d better believe my foot would ‘slip’.

    As a side-note, I have to agree with Headache – the whole premise for his new movie is B.S. I pulled 2 tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and it’s not like a stop loss just sneaks up on you.

    My five year tour in the Marines turned into nearly eight, shit happens. When you sign on the dotted line every soldier agrees to “4 years, or so long as I may be needed.” If we’re at war, then odds are you’ll be needed. It’s a risk everyone who wears the uniform knows and accepts.

  5. lulu says:

    thanks for the video. I love Conan, and ryan is so dreamy!

  6. Alicia says:

    Scott F,

    I have to agree with everything you said. My father is a first sergeant in the army reserves. At first I was leaning towards where all these anti war nutcases are. But I started asking my dad questions about the army and he told me about it to the point I respect all of those who have enlisted a hell of a lot more. You don’t really have a right to complain when you knew what you were signing up for.

  7. Bodhi says:

    I’m an “anti war nutcase” & so is my father who enlisted in the Air Force during Vietnam. We respect every man & woman who has ever worn a uniform in the service of our country.

    Just because one thinks that our country’s current involvement in Iraq & Afganistan was a poorly thought out & poorly executed decision doesn’t mean that one disrespects or dislikes the military.

    Glad your back stateside, Scott

  8. Sasha says:

    Didn’t mention the ‘stench of his own failure’ in the article.

  9. telsmkon says:

    a great actor, wonderful dad and a very very nice and down to earth guy and i like him soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

  10. telsmkon says:

    and last but not least he is a one gorgeous hunk and very hot hot hot.

  11. mollination says:

    Thanks for writing this article CB. I think Ryan’s bad rap is unfairly earned and because his marriage to “America’s Sweetheart” failed, we like to assume it was all his fault. From what I can tell, we don’t know anything negative about him that is guranteed truth. He seems like a good dad and nice guy.

    P.S.- Thanks Scott F.

  12. patty says:

    I saw Stop/Loss twice this weekend. It is so packed with talent but was directed beautifully. Ryan Phillippe is truly a SUPER STAR!!!!